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V&A and Dezeen explore the politics of the passport for Friday Late event

Tomorrow at London's V&A museum, Dezeen will be in conversation with curator Corinna Gardner and designer Julian Payne about the politics of passport design, and the winners of our Brexit passport design competition go on show.

Don't Forget Your Passport forms part of the V&A's Friday Late programme, an events series that looks at how design and visual culture affect society.

The event is intended to "challenge our traditional notions of going on holiday", by exploring the how the role of the passport is changing, and reflecting on the classic British seaside holiday.

As part of the talks programme, Dezeen Studio director Ben Hobson will speak to Corinna Gardner, senior curator of design and digital at the V&A, and Julian Payne, creative director of De La Rue, the world's biggest producer of passports.

The talk – which will be available to watch live via the Dezeen Facebook page – will explore the notion of the passport as a symbol of identity, and look at how innovations in bio-data are affecting privacy. It takes place at the Hochhauser Auditorium, in the Sackler Centre, from 8:15pm.

The winner of the Dezeen Brexit passport design competition also goes on show at the V&A as part of the event, along with all the shortlisted entries.

The contest, which asked what the UK passport should look like after Brexit, was won by Scottish graphic designer Ian Macfarlane. His "poetic and powerful" design features a cover that transitions between the burgundy EU passport and the dark blue of the old, pre-EU British passport.

The winner and seven of the shortlisted designs were previously on show at the Design Museum, but the V&A exhibition will showcase more than 20 of the best designs. They will be exhibited in the National Art Library between 7 and 9:30pm.

Don't Forget Your Passport takes place at the V&A museum on Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, from 6:30 to 10pm. Admission is free, but entry is limited and will be designated on a first-come, first-served basis.